>> reporter: oh, really? so if someone is coming after you, you distract them. >> exactly. >> reporter: gimmicks aside, recent gun tragedies have, if anything, spurred more women to buy and learn to use firearms. crystal reddel started shooting guns just six months ago. she now owns four handguns and two rifles. for these ladies, diamonds aren't always a girl's best friend. ed lavandera, cnn, williamson county, texas. >> i want to bring in psychologist wendy walsh, author of "the 30 day love detox," the name of her book. wendy, there's this trend we have been -- that has been, you know, concerning career choices force women, for example, danica patrick outrunning the guys at daytona. then this shooting range story. women are taking on interests some would consider sort of, well, maybe more masculine. i was going to say male, but more masculine. what's going on here? >> don, i've got to check a calendar. are we having this conversation in 2013?